2019 - Stronger Communities Grants

Alicia visiting a men's shed in the electorate 





ACT Playgroups  Baby Hub

Conversion of the old Ainslie Mothercraft Centre into a new community baby hub- this space will be available for new parents to access community services and support.

This funding will provide for furniture, resources and equipment for parents and service providers to use.


Belconnen West Tennis Club

Upgrade to BBQ and play areas at the tennis club-this project will include putting a cover over the BBQ area, landscaping to make more child friendly with the inclusion of a sand-pit seating box, additional benches and play objects and a large shade structure over the play area which will provide UV protection.


St Mark’s Coptic Centre

Construction of a new kitchen at the centre and development of a health nutrition plan- this project is aimed at tackling obesity in the community and promoting heathy eating.

It will enable the church to engage with parents and their children in a productive and healthy manner as well and providing a space for the community to come together.


Hockey ACT

Purchase and installation of three new scoreboards for their playing fields. Hockey ACT hopes that the upgrade to these multi-purpose fields will bring people together and encourage active lifestyles and healthy living.


Majura Men’s Shed

Installation of a dust extraction system- this upgrade of an additional extractor will mean cleaner air for those who access the Majura Men’s Shed facility and will also lead to fewer trip and safety hazards along the floor of the shed.


The Lyneham Commons

Installation of water tank for community house and gardens-the tank will be fed by neighbouring public housing and will service a community garden.

This project will improve environmental sustainability, broad community engagement and foster a strong social environment.


Volunteering and Contact ACT (VCA)

New fit out for the VCA’s Events and Training Hub- the completed Events and Training Hub will be open for all community organisations in Canberra to book and use, providing an essential professional space in Civic.

The Hub will enable VCA to undertake more training and information sessions for prospective volunteers, as well as a much-needed space for community organisations to hold training events.


Community Services #1

Purchase new community support vehicle-the purchase of an extra car will allow CS#1 to provide an additional 250 'people trips' per week and will prevent CS#1 from having to turn down transport requests from older Canberrans.


Mental Health Foundation (MHF)

Upgrade of MHF O’Connor respite centre-the upgrade will help cement the centre’s capacity to provide respite and supported independent living services for individuals going through a lived experience of mental illness.

Through this project, residents will be supported in gain self-sufficiency skills and an enhanced sense of community engagement.


Girl Guides

Refurbishment of Innabaanya campsite-this project will enhance the capacity of Girl Guides in their camping activities.


Yarralumla Tennis Club

Upgrade of tennis club’s social space-this project will provide a play space to entertain young children during tennis matches, giving parents an opportunity to socialise with each other and watch the tennis.

The project will also enable the club to hold special functions and a diverse range of activities, with the aim of it becoming a family social hub rather than just a place where people play tennis. The social space will also be available for hire by all community members.


Canberra Community Law (CCL)     

Upgrade of conference room facilities-the project includes the purchase of a new projector and a laptop.

These will be used for educational and training sessions as well as community events. The laptop will also be used to support the legal outreach work of the ‘Street Law’ service which assists people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness. The laptop will also enable staff to provide legal advice and assistance to clients outside of CCL’s office.


Canberra Repertory Society

Repair and maintenance work to the Society’s annex building-this much needed work will provide a safe, caring community for people to try new things, to develop new skills and to socialise with others who appreciate theatre.